Ornate Sandgoby (species: Istigobius ornatus) in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Istigobius ornatus
Ornate Sandgoby


©Mark Shepherd: Istigobius ornatus about 10 cm long at Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Gobiidae
Genus Istigobius
Species Istigobius ornatus

Colours

              

Distinguishing features

Pale grey above with black bars in horizontal rows along sides. Paler below. First dorsal fin has a yellow tip.

Size

  • Up to 10 cm (Length)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Other references

  • Sweatman, H.P.A. (1984). A field study of the predatory behavior and feeding rate of a piscivorous coral reef fish, the lizardfish Synodus englemani, Copeia, 1: 187-194. LIRS catalog number 174.